As the ink from Coachella 2017 dries in the history books, performers showcased their music all week as Lady Gaga headlined and closed the show last night with her energetic performance, pounding the MainStage just before midnight. But, what I truly live for are the fashions worn during the week-long cultural and musical event. Usually celebrities are fixtures throughout the festivities, while fans and foes alike take to social media (unless lucky enough to attend) to see what ensembles and trends we should look for in the upcoming season.
Cowboy boots, ripped denim and floral prints are repeated staples worn to Coachella, while most women tend to trade in stiletto heels for Chucks and gladiator sandals so they can comfortably cover the grounds. Here are some of the notable trendsetters seen about Coachella who tend to never disappoint: Actress Yara Shahidi, more popularly known for her role on Blackish, donned a flowing, off-the-shoulder- floral frock with comfy flats and off course wild, beautiful curls being as free as can be. Slum dog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto wore high-waisted olive pants barely hugging her rock-hard abs and a cropped blue top with a black hat covering her tousled hair and flat ankle strap sandals.
Socialite and Boss Babe Paris Hilton who dares to defy fashion limits whether you like her or not, was seen at Coachella with her whimsical, rainbow striped maxi dress complete with matching cat ears, soft pink ballet flats and signature long mane. Style maven and talented singer Solange Knowles, who can never do any wrong in my eyes when it comes to fashion, replete in a head-to-toe lace coral pantsuit and hair that defies gravity.
With a freshly cut pixie, Singer Katy Perry takes the athleisure approach with a sports bra, track pants and an eye-catching, technicolor fur, complete with lime green sunnies. Another trendsetting queen, Amber Rose arrives with NFL baller Odell Beckham Jr. wearing a form fitting bodysuit with larger-than-life accessories splashed strategically against a black background, with her trademark buzz cut blond tresses and pink glossy lips. Beckham Jr.’s distressed denim, blond curls and mix-and-match neon laces paired well with Rose’s outfit.
Rihanna’s style was my absolutely favorite. I believe that she has established herself as a young fashion icon who continues to add elements of surprise as we could never figure out what the singer, actress and designer dares to wear next. This year, the Bajan beauty wears an outfit none like any other Coachella attendee. Gucci’s latest creation: a crystal cat suit radiantly glistening underneath denim cut off shorts revealing the pockets, and her killer long legs. She effortlessly is draped in an off the shoulder Gucci tank, wearing an ebony black razor cut bob haircut with her hazel eyes concealed behind dark shades. Of course she wore a pair of platform leather sneakers from her SS17 FENTY x Puma Collection. Combining cool with couture, Rihanna has set the fashion standard quite high.